Magdalene Omaha/Thistle Lights is a survivor-led program of healing, recovery, and economic empowerment for women who experienced sex trafficking/prostitution, abuse, and addiction.


What We Do

Magdalene Omaha/Thistle Lights is a two-year residential recovery and economic empowerment program for women who survived sex trafficking, addiction, and abuse. Our program offers long-term housing, access to key services, and job training—all for free. 
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We're Part of the Love Heals Movement

We’re a sister program of Thistle Farms, which has been supporting survivors in their recovery for 20 years. And we’re committed to collaborating with the many organizations in Omaha and Nebraska that support survivors of sex trafficking/prostitution. 
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Our Current Status

Thanks to the generosity and overwhelming support of the community, we not only opened our first house, but also welcomed our first residents in 2017. In 2018, we look to open our survivor run business, Thistle Lights, which will feature hand made products by the women of Magdalene.  For more information on our program and current needs, or to schedule a speaker, please contact our Operations Manager, Tesa Miller, at

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